Interim ICC Report – March 2019 #09 (14.03.19)

Interim ICC Report – March 2019 #09 (14.03.19) – Report from France on EHV-1 Abortion & EHV-4 Respiratory Infection & from USA on Equine Infectious Anaemia and EHV-1


Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1) Abortion

On 14 March 2019, RESPE confirmed a case of EHV-1 abortion on a five-year-old vaccinated French Trotter in a premises in Calvados.  Positive diagnosis was confirmed by PCR on fetal tissue.  There are 50 in-contacts on the premises.


Equine Herpes Virus-4 (EHV-4) Respiratory Infection

On 14 March 2019, RESPE reported four separate cases of EHV-4 respiratory infection on premises in Landes, Loire Atlantique, Morbihan and Pyrenees Atlantiques. The affected horses presented with clinical signs including, lymphadenopathy, cough, nasal discharge and pyrexia. Positive diagnoses were confirmed by PCR on nasopharyngeal swabs. There are a total of six in-contacts at the Loire Atlantique premises and seven in-contacts at the Morbihan presmies.



Equine Infectious Anaemia (EIA)

On 13 March 3019, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported one case of EIA in a mule in Transylvania County, NC.  The animal displayed clinical signs and was euthanased.  At post-mortem histopathological changes consistent for EIA were found. Additional blood from the animal was not available for testing for EIA, so out of an abundance of caution the case is considered presumptive positive by animal regulatory health officials. The remaining equids at the facility were tested and were negative for EIA and will be observed and retested in 60 days. Quarantine measures are in place.


Equine Herpes Virus-1 (EHV-1)

On 13 March 2019, it was noted that The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets is investigating cases of EHV-1 at St. Lawrence University’s horse boarding facility in St. Lawrence County and Leg Up Stables, which is home to SUNY Geneseo’s Equestrian Team in Livingston County.  The stables are working closely with the Department and have voluntarily quarantined their animals and proactively instituted biosafety measures.

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